Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Will Host Virtual Senior Forum Next Week with Special, Additional Guest

Deputy Comptroller Peter Grannis will be joining the panel

On December 1, Assemblywoman Galef hosted a Virtual Senior Forum from 10am-12pm. She announced last week that Peter Grannis, First Deputy to the New York State Comptroller, would join the panelists from various agencies in the region who would discuss different services that are available to seniors.

The panelists were:

  • Peter Grannis, First Deputy to the New York State Comptroller, who discussed the New York State retirement system and unclaimed funds;
  • Gary Brown, Assistant Attorney General in Charge, Westchester Office, who highlighted scams targeting seniors;
  • David Cutner, a senior law attorney who discussed wills, estates, and long term care;
  • Beth Finkel, the State Director at AARP who gave an update on new programs and regulations;
  • Roberta Goodman, of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, who elaborated on how the Center services seniors; and
  • Leslie Bailey, the Director of Training at the Community Service Society’s Benefits Plus Learning Center, who talked about benefits available to seniors.

Assemblywoman Galef said: “Seniors face a unique set of issues and challenges and it’s important we come together to discuss how we can advocate for ourselves and take advantage of opportunities and services tailored to our needs. My Senior Forums are always a fun way for us all to get together, catch up, and learn how to be the best advocates for ourselves. I am so glad special guest Peter Grannis from the New York State Comptroller’s Office joined this year’s senior forum to go over the New York State retirement system and unclaimed funds. I encourage all the seniors in my district and those who care for seniors to view the recorded conversation if they could not make it live.”

To view a recorded version of the Virtual Senior Forum, visit: